Fatiya Munkaila was named Best Speaker at the finals of the Amsterdam Law Trials held this past 8 June 2018. Kristi Hogenes made it to the finals in the role of judge. The Amsterdam Law Trials is an annual moot court competition between law students studying in the honours programmes of the VU, AUC, PPLE and the UvA Amsterdam Law School.
Bachelor’s students representing the honours tracks of the four Amsterdam Law Schools met in a packed Singelkerk for the finals of the Amsterdam Law Trials. Students from the Amsterdam Honours College of Law (UvA), VU Honours Programme (VU Amsterdam), Politics, Psychology, Law & Economic (PPLE) and the Amsterdam University College (AUC) were pitted against each other in pursuit of the grand prize: free tuition for all team members.
The participating students worked on civil cases in teams of lawyers or as members of panels of judges and were coached by alumni – high-profile lawyers and judges of the Court of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Court of Appeal. Fatiya Munkaila was named Best Speaker.
The teams of lawyers and panels of judges were in for quite a struggle. Kristi Hogenes went through to the finals in the role of judge, but the jury ultimately decided to award highest honours to her opponent. The UvA team nonetheless failed to advance to the finals. The delegation sent by the Amsterdam University College (AUC) was ultimately declared the winner of the trials.